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2000 Kia Sportage

My Kia needs to have the coolant temp sensor changed. Is it hard to change? And where is the sensor located?

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It is in the thermostat houseing right in front of the radiator under air intake duct and it is easy to get to and easy to change

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Are you sure your over heating. Has anyone infrared temp tested the actual temperature.

If you are really overheating a temp gun can test differnnt areas to try to find a blockage somewhere.

You could have a clogged radiator if you used a sealer in the coolant pryor to doing the head gasket.

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